UIC Cardiology Fellows on CARDIONERDS

The CardioNerds Cardiology Case Reports series shines light on the hidden curriculum of medical storytelling. CardioNerds (Amit Goyal & Karan Desai) join University of Illinois at Chicago cardiology fellows (Brody Slostad, Kavin Arasar, and Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi) for a cup of tea from atop Hancock Tower! They discuss an illuminating case of altered mental status & electrical instability due to digitalis poisoning. Program director Dr. Alex Auseon and associate program director Dr. Mayank Kansal provide the E-CPR and a message for applicants. Episode notes were developed by Johns [...]

Service Award Ceremony January 7, 2021

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Reprogramming immune cells to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair

Macrophages are white blood cells that, depending on the signals they get from the immune system, become specialized in either increasing or decreasing inflammation. When macrophages are programmed to be pro-inflammatory, they help to increase inflammation, which is beneficial for fighting infections; when they are programmed to be anti-inflammatory, they help to decrease inflammation. This regulated programming allows the body to fight off infections but also ensures that inflammation naturally subsides after the initial immune response and promotes tissue repair. [...]

Dr. George T. Kondos named UI Health’s Top Box Doc

George T. Kondos, MD Let’s Talk about Dr. George Kondos Before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Kondos has personified the UI Health Mission through his exceptional clinical care, compassion, and competence. Congratulations to Dr. George Kondos, our FY 2020, Quarter 3 “Top Box Doc”. This quarterly recognition is awarded to the physician with the best ambulatory site patient experience scores as measured within the Press Ganey CGCAHPS database. Scoring at the 99th percentile rank in the following [...]

Save the Date: Ideas on Tap Research Mixer – January 23, 2020

12/3 Medicine Grand Rounds: “Lessons Learned from the Liver: Should We Re-consider Our Approach to Subspecialty Education Within Internal Medicine Residency Training

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